Report: Bruins sign Jarome Iginla

Report: Bruins sign Jarome Iginla
July 5, 2013, 7:45 pm
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Just a few months ago, Jarome Iginla was almost a Bruin, but he turned away a trade to Boston in favor of one to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Now it appears that he will actually don the black and gold.

According to a tweet by TSN's Bob McKenzie, Iginla signed a contract with the Bruins. TSN's Darren Dreger says the contract is a one-year deal worth $6 million.

Boston traded away Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley to the Dallas Stars yesterday, and officially lost Nathan Horton to the Columbus Blue Jackets via free agency. 

In March, Iginla turned down a trade to Boston from the Calgary Flames, only to be traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He wanted to play alongside Sidney Crosby, James Neal and Evgeni Malkin for a better chance to win the Stanley Cup, but the Bruins made him pay for his decision.

He was shut down by the Bruins in the Eastern Conference Finals, held without a point as the Bruins swept the Penguins. The 36-year-old winger tallied 33 points in 44 games in a shortened regular season and is one of 42 players in NHL history to score at least 500 goals.